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Mr Rajiv Limaye

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orth, MSc Trauma, MCh Orth, FRCS, FRCS Orth

Practices at: Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Rajiv Limaye works as Lead Consultant Foot/Ankle surgeon at University hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool. He has been a Consultant in NHS and Private sector for the past 17 years specialising in Foot and Ankle surgery. 

Rajiv has gained extensive Orthopaedic surgery experience since 1990 and has worked in various hospitals while working in both India and UK. He has gained fellowship level training in Foot and Ankle surgery in the UK and abroad. Rajiv’s special interest lies in bunion surgery, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery to foot and ankle for sports injuries, realignment osteotomies around the ankle and joint replacements of the big toes. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented papers and his research in many national and international conferences across the world.

Rajiv works very closely with a team of specialists. His clinics are supported by dedicated foot and ankle physiotherapists, Podiatrists, radiologists and other doctors. He runs a multi-disciplinary meetings every 3 months to discuss complex cases and has been a member of BOFAS for many years.  He now hosts a nationally accredited BOA foot/ankle fellow. He holds a position of a revalidation lead and clinical audit lead positions at the North Tees Hospital and works as an appraiser to junior doctors and colleagues. He has examined the final year medical students for the Newcastle medical school. The University of Teesside has recognized his teaching roles and conferred upon on him the title of ‘ Honorary clinical Lecturer’  since 2011.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Mr Limaye holds a place in the court of examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. He assists in MRCS and FRCS Orth examinations both nationally and internationally. He has examined in London, Edinburgh, Egypt, India, Cyprus, UAE, Sri Lanka and Kenya.


Clinical Interests

  • Foot and Ankle surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Ankle surgery
  • Ligament reconstructions
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Ankle replacements
  • Big toe joint replacements

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council - Full Membership (GMC)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England: Fellowship
  • Specialist Register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the UK
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (Fellow)
  • British Medical Association

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